University Mental Health Charter
We want all universities to adopt a whole–university approach to mental health, and become places that promote the mental health and wellbeing of all members of the university community.
An individual’s mental health and wellbeing is influenced by a variety of factors, such as their genetics, learned behaviours, social context, and environmental context. The University Mental Health Charter calls for universities to consciously consider their influence over these factors and proactively create environments that promote wellbeing.
The University Mental Health Charter Framework provides a set of evidence-informed principles to support universities to adopt a whole-university approach to mental health and wellbeing.
It is free for everyone to use and is the guiding document across everything we do.
The University Mental Health Charter Programme supports member universities on a journey of continuous improvement. The Programme is a community of institutions that are working together to fulfil the Principles of Good Practice laid out in the Framework.
The University Mental Health Award assesses a university’s approach to fulfilling the principles in the Framework and their progress towards embedding a whole university approach.
Charter Programme members can apply for the University Mental Health Charter Award to achieve recognition for excellent practice and support ongoing improvement.
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